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Juniper Networks brings cloud-managed SD-LAN and new CPE devices to enterprises

Juniper Networks has expanded its enterprise portfolio with cloud-managed SD-LAN and new CPE devices. New enhancements bring cloud agility and scale to more parts of the enterprise network, while lowering the cost of deploying and operating SD-Branch environments, according to the company.

Juniper Networks chief product officer Manoj Leelanivas says, “Juniper has a unique and innovative vision of unifying wired, wireless, SD-WAN and security under a common framework that delivers unparalleled automation, insight and actions to our enterprise customers.

“These latest enhancements take us one step closer to that goal by expanding the breadth of our cloud offering and delivering even more deployment options for simple, seamless and secure campus and branch networks.”

Juniper offers a SD-WAN solution with scalability, security, an array of performance options for campus, branch and public cloud WAN connections, and both on-premises and cloud-managed service options for SDN control.

Today, the Juniper cloud offering has been expanded to also include SD-LAN operations. From one portal, customers can now provision Juniper EX Series switches to manage LAN fabrics and configure LAN virtualisation and security policies in the same way they operate their SD-WAN environments.

According to Juniper Networks, this automated functionality simplifies operations to reduce costs, increase workflows and leverage the WAN and LAN network for connected security.

When it comes to CPE, Juniper offers a comprehensive array of devices on the market for SD-Branch deployments, including the SRX family of secure gateways and the NFX family of universal CPEs.

The company has expanded this portfolio with the following new options:

NFX350: The NFX350 includes the latest in x86 horsepower, as well as increased storage and memory capabilities for secure SD-WAN and other branch-local applications. All NFX350 devices will come with eight 10G and eight 1G interfaces and, depending on the configuration, up to 2TB of storage, 128GB of RAM and 32 vCPUs. The fully loaded NFX350 will support up to 40Gbps of NG-firewalling and up to 8Gbps of IPSec.

SRX380: The new SRX380 comes with 1Gbps IPsec performance, four 10G ports, 16 PoE+ ports for greater wattage and density, AES256 MACsec encryption and four mini-card slots for expanded connectivity.

Wi-Fi card for branch SRX: For more compact branch locations, Juniper is introducing a Wi-Fi card for our line of branch SRX (SRX320, 340, 345, 380 and 550) next-generation firewalls and secure SD-WAN edge devices. This enables organisations to deploy wi-fi with zero-touch configuration alongside LTE, ethernet and other traditional network transport options for maximum ease and flexibility.

Today's announcements bring cloud-managed agility and scale to expanded parts of the enterprise, while enabling Juniper customers to design and operate their SD-Branch deployments with even more flexibility and cost savings, Juniper says.